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Masters of Disaster

Stories of Risk, Ethics & Compliance. Host Leona Lewis interviews people about leadership, managing risk, ethics and compliance strategies for businesses, government, academia or society.
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Jan 15, 2018

Ben Cattaneo is a risk management professional, podcast host, endurance athlete and martial artist. Ben currently works as Chief Risk Advisor for a major telecoms company in the UK and has over fifteen years of professional experience in risk management. 

However, Ben’s passion for risk and uncertainty goes beyond this. The concept of risk, in Ben’s view, is misunderstood. Many believe that it is something negative and to be avoided. Ben’s take is that nothing is further from the truth. To not take risk, to not embrace uncertainty, is not to live.  However, this needs to be done intelligently.

Ben hosts a podcast called “All Things Risk” (www.allthingsrisk.co.uk) which features an exploration of uncertainty, resilience and risk in all aspects of life via long-form conversations with fascinating guests.  The show aims to help people become more comfortable and confident in taking risks, be accepting of uncertainty, and become more resilient.

A Canadian who is based in London, Ben has lived and worked in South Korea, Switzerland, the Philippines, and the UK. Ben has given several professional presentations on risk at industry conferences and has done TV and print interviews for the BBC, Financial Times, and other publications.  He has written several articles on risk management and has authored chapters in books on the topic.

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All Things Risk podcast www.allthingsrisk.co.uk 

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting, LLC in the United States.

 

Jan 8, 2018

Eileen Lach joined IEEE in 2011 as its first General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  IEEE is the world’s largest engineering organization with members in over 160 countries focusing on advancing the theory and practice of electronics, computer science, and related technologies, and includes the IEEE Standards Association, a global standardization body which develops consensus-based technology standards, with a portfolio of over 1,200 active standards (including WiFi) and over 650 in development.  In her role as a senior executive at IEEE, Ms. Lach has been engaged in IEEE’s major initiative on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and the protection of patent rights for technology innovators and implementers through the IEEE standards development process.

 

Ms. Lach is experienced in a wide variety of legal issues, strategic planning, risk assessment, emergency preparedness, succession planning, and corporate responsibility in complex, domestic and international corporate environments.  Her background includes a strong orientation and expertise in global acquisitions and divestitures, market negotiation, corporate governance and integrity, and arbitration, gained in the pharma, biotech, consumer products, and not-for-profit sectors, with additional focus on corporate sustainability as it relates to philanthropy, environmental impact, and investment in emerging markets.  Ms. Lach has worked in both the public and private sectors on significant international investments with broadly based experience in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Latin America and Africa.  Prior to joining IEEE, Ms. Lach served Wyeth/Pfizer from 1989 to 2009.  She was the Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, and earlier served as its Associate General Counsel for International.  Prior to that time, she was a partner with the national law firm, Drinker, Biddle and Reath.  Ms. Lach began her career with a Wall Street law firm and for seven years simultaneously served on a pro bono basis as the General Counsel of Amnesty International in the United States.  

 
Ms. Lach is admitted to practice law in New York and has also been a member of the Pennsylvania bar.  She holds court admissions to the United States Supreme Court, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Ms. Lach earned her B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa).  She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law, and a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and Development Economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Ms. Lach speaks Hindi and Spanish and has studied the French and Russian languages

LINKS

IEEE www.ieee.org

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems https://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ec/autonomous_systems.html

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting, LLC in the United States.

 

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